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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Stress, the officer is clearly under an enormous amount of stress and trauma after the gangster attempted to kill him then thought better of it and ran to live to kill another day. When these poor little innocent people are pulled over by law enforcements what part of cooperate do they always fail to understand? Drop all charges and again it is simply another instance of law breaker s refusing to cooperate with the simplest of requests.
    How many posters here have refused to cooperate with a police officer?
    How many have ran ?
    How many have attempted to disarm a police officer?

    Drop all charges today.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Does it really matter what happened before? An unarmed man fleeing is not a threat that justifies lethal force.

    for me....yes

    if i am sitting on the jury, and all i know is the 30 second video, then its murder 2......

    but maybe, there are mitigating circumstances from before that 30 seconds.....

    and maybe that gets the charge down to manslaughter

    he is guilty of "something".....i would like to ascertain in my mind what that is......

    and what happened before may or may not matter......

    does that make sense?
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Wrong. To qualify as a civilian, one must be unaffiliated w/any kind of military role, regardless of whether that military is called the "police force" of the national military.

    Since US cops are already militarized, they serve in a military role and are therefore not civilians.
    What military role do they serve in? They serve as the officers of the judiciary branch. They are NOT military. Your argument is not based on anything more than your ill formed opinion. They do NOT serve in a military role.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    2. I can't help but find it sad and hypocritical that many of the same people posting here who frequently want to chime in that not all Muslims are terrorists, freely and vociferously are now claiming that all cops are murders like this one and the only difference is that they don't all get video taped in the act of murder.
    Who is claiming that all cops are murderers?

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Convicting a cop of murder in a state like SC is impossible w/outside legal/financial pressure.
    In this case there is damning video.

    Big difference.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    I am asking you, as apparently you think it is to include it.
    It may be important.
    Until we know otherwise, it doesn't hurt to include information.

    You're right though. The question of whether or not the Taser could fire more than once per loading may prove irrelevant.
    The jurors may decide that the wires trailing from Slager to Scott are significant enough to answer the question of to what degree--if any--the Taser affects the situation.
    Jurors could decide that Slager is seen casting something to his right just before he draws his firearm. They may determine that this is Slager dropping the Taser so that he can draw his firearm.
    These sorts of thing could render the number of shots available with that Taser moot.


    The best case for Slager is that jurors decide a reasonable person would see the fleeing Scott as a grave and imminent threat to the officer or the community at large.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Wrong. To qualify as a civilian, one must be unaffiliated w/any kind of military role, regardless of whether that military is called the "police force" of the national military.

    Since US cops are already militarized, they serve in a military role and are therefore not civilians.
    I agree with most of your posts in this thread but I disagree here. While we may think they are over militarized they are still civilian. We do, in fact, HAVE military police. They are called MPs and they enforce laws on military bases. But rest of them are civilian police officers. If they were not civilian then they would be prohibited from exercising authority under the Posse Comitatus Act. That act forbids military from performing law enforcement duties except for extreme and rare situations.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    That officer is a scumbag.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    As it says, he's been arrested and charged with murder. As should be.
    Wouldn't surprise me if he was acquitted considering our history with courts and charged officers.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Cops in SC rarely, if ever, get convicted for murder when they commit it--this is a well-documented fact.

    For all practical purposes, they have a license to kill any non-White person they want at anytime.

    But this should be a no-brainer, because when a cop is on trial, both the prosecuting attorney and the cop's public defender work to exonerate the cop, both prior to and during a trial.

    Whereas when a civilian is on trial, only the civilian's (private) defense attorney(s) works to exonerate him/her, while the prosecution aims for a guilty verdict.
    I'm not sure about that assertion. I sat on a jury years ago; a drug possession charge, and we all knew, as well as the defense, that the cops were lying, so we didn't convict: cops lying ruins their case.
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